13 Clever Space-Saving Solutions and Storage Ideas

Think you don't have enough storage in your home? If there's a nook or cranny not being used, then there's plenty of room to expand. Get creative ideas on how to maximize storage by making the most of your home's existing space.
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Concealed Changing Table

In a small nursery, a fold-down changing table that disappears into the wall saves space and creates storage nooks for diapers, wipes and other small items.

Functional Furniture

This platform-style girl's bed is more than just a place to sleep. With built-in drawers and shelves, it also provides storage space for books, toys and clothes.

Recessed Pantry

In a cramped, cluttered kitchen, additional storage space is found by knocking a hole through a garage wall. Adjustable shelves and sliding doors create an efficient, versatile pantry.

A Whole New Level

In a multipurpose garage that serves as both a home office and a recreation room, an elevated loft almost doubles the space and defines the work area from the rec area.

Storage on Wheels

This work truck was a mobile mess, but a pull-out drawer system keeps tools and other gear organized.

Clever Cabinet

A built-in storage unit between this bonus room's dormers makes the most of a previously wasted space. The bookshelves swing out to reveal additional storage.

Sporty Storage

Professional lockers allow three active boys to keep their athletic equipment organized. A 16-foot storage shelf across the top of the garage provides extra storage space out of reach of the kids.

Organized Entryway

A closet under the stairway, equipped with a storage bench and a pull-out bin, is a convenient place to stash shoes and coats in this home's foyer.

Custom Closet

A custom-built laundry sorter and storage cabinet keeps this closet in order. The laundry compartments make it easy to keep lights and darks separate.

Elegant Serving Center

Perfect for an entertainer or wine connoisseur, this custom wine rack also provides storage for glasses.

Secret Storage

Compartments built into the floor boards keep valuable items well-concealed.

Reclaimed Space

Recessed niches expand this living room's square footage, providing enough space for a home office nook and a storage closet.

Space-Saving Laundry Sorter

An innovative laundry sorter with a clear front makes separating clothes a cinch. A collapsible table provides space for folding clothes without sacrificing square footage.